I'm seriously thinking of EOL-ing the app: it is practically impossible to make is stay alive any more, use base dropped to 13.000 total, and I am having a really hard time finding time to tweak it any more. See the first issue above for explanation on my drop in motivation: the app is just too low-level for Google / phone manufacturers to leave alone.
Over the years I have considered several methods for keeping the app alive, but I seriously doubt anything would work with any degree of reliability because battery life is simply so imperative that the OS doesn't leave anything running for a noticeable period of time. To give it some perspective: I was also considering PUSH messages... Nuts, to say the least.
Anyway, here's the thing: I invested a lot of time into this and would hate for it to go to waste just like that. So this post gets to be a couple of lines longer than it would otherwise have been.
If there's someone serious willing to give it a go, I would be willing to open source the app, help & support the developer(s) & continue publishing the app. If not, I'll edit the OP in a week or so & remove the app from play store.
Edit: sorry, the 400 figure was too low, must have been low on caffeine. It's actually 13.000.
What say you?